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Obituaries for June 6, 2024; Chris Bozeman, Guy Chapman, Johnny Chastain, Jimmy Tilley Jr., Debbie Mullinax, Jerry Wofford

Jerry Wofford

March 2, 1956 – May 28, 2024

Jerry Sidney Wofford, 68, of Jasper, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. He was born March 2, 1956 to Farris and Ovaline Wofford in Jasper.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 49 years, Teresa Wofford of Jasper; daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Chris Allinger of Statham; son and son-in-law, Scott Wofford and Kevin Van Smaalen of Stone Mountain; grandsons, Sawyer Allinger, Carter Allinger, and Turner Allinger.  Several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ovaline and Farris Wofford; daughter, Christi Wofford; and sister, Shirley Davis.  

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2024 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Ernest Hughes officiating. Interment followed at Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Jasper.  Pallbearers will be Jerry Walker, Ricky Cox, Charlie Weaver, Cale Davis, Chris Allinger, and Dwayne West.

Arrangements are entrusted to Roper Funeral Home and Crematory. 

Debbie Mullinax

September 8, 1953 – May 28, 2024

Debbie Mullinax, of Jasper, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at Accent Care Hospice in Cumming. 

She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Frank B. Mullinax; daughter, Rebecca Eagle; daughter and son-in-law, Leisa and Scott Stem; grandchildren, Harley Dylan Eagle and fiance, Stephanie Torres, Shane Stem, Taylor Stem; siblings, Frankie Odum and Tina Jenkins.

A Celebration of Life for friends and family will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are entrusted to Roper Funeral Home and Crematory. 

Jimmy Tilley Jr.

October 22, 1955 – May 20, 2024

James “Jimmy” Tilley Jr., 68, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Monday, May 20, 2024 at his home.  He was born October 22, 1955 to James Richard Tilley Sr. and Christine Collett Tilley in Tate, Georgia. 

Jimmy is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Tina and David Beck            of Jasper; brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Cathy Tilley; sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Charlie Chumley; sister, Pam Chumley; brother, Johnny Tilley; sister, Pat Chumley; grandchildren, Kelsey and Justin Rilling, Ryan Crump; great-grandchild, Kenleigh Sampson; and very special friend, Greg Gaddis.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Christine Yarborough; his father, JR Tilley Sr., his brother-in-law, Bud Chumley.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 23, 2024 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Joseph Hightower officiating. Interment will follow at Lake Forest Memorial Park.

The family request in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to Roper Funeral Home and Crematory to assist with funeral arrangements. Donations can be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com under Mr. Tilley’s obituary.

Arrangements are entrusted to Roper Funeral Home and Crematory. 

Johnny Chastain

April 5, 1948 – May 31, 2024

Johnny Carl Chastain, 76, of Jasper, Georgia, passed away Friday, May 31, 2024, at his home with his wife of 21 years, lovingly by his side. Johnny was born to the late Mr. Ulyess Chastain and Ms. Virgina Buttrum Chastain in Cartersville, Georgia on April 5, 1948. He served in the Army for many years and is a Vietnam veteran. Having been born into a musical family, he enjoyed playing his guitar, listening to Merle Haggard, George Jones and Conway Twitty. Johnny was reunited in Heaven with his parents, daughter, Tara Katrina Lovette and his brother, Virgil Chastain. He leaves behind his wife, Jerry Anita Chastain; stepson, Adam Joshua Williams; daughter, Tonya and Ben Peak; sister, Patricia and Chris Huston; grandchildren, Lillianna Williams, Zoey, Katie and Anthony Peak. He has several nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends to miss and remember him. A funeral service was held Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Porado officiating. Johnny was interred at Georgia National Cemetery with military honors. Cagle Funeral Home proudly serving Johnny Chastain and family.

Guy Chapman

October 19, 1961-June 3, 2024

John Guy Chapman II, 62, of Jasper, Georgia, passed away Monday, June 3, 2024 at Northside Hospital Cherokee in Canton. He was born October 19, 1961 to Oscar and Anna Chapman in San Diego, California. Guy proudly served his country in the United States Navy.

Guy is survived by his wife, Juanita Fox Chapman of Jasper; daughter and son-in-law, Crysanna Chapman Hicks and Corey Hicks of Jasper; son and daughter-in-law, Jarrod and April Chapman of Jasper; and granddaughter, Madelyn Hicks of Jasper.  Other family members also survive.

He was preceded in death by his father, Oscar Rabun Chapman; and his mother, Anna Denson Chapman.

A Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m., Monday, June 10, 2024 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Kevin Roper and Larry Duncan officiating. 

The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home, Monday, June 10, 2024 from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pickens Veterans Memorial Park in Guy’s memory.  (Pickens Veterans Memorial Park; PO Box 2181; Jasper, GA 30143 or contact Frank Leist at 404-883-4217)

Arrangements are entrusted to Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.

Chris Bozeman

September 21, 1978 – May 23, 2024

Christopher John Bozeman, 45, of Jasper, Georgia, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2024. He was born September 21, 1978 to T.J. and Susan Bozeman in Marietta, Georgia.

Chris is survived by his mother, Susan Bozeman of Jasper; brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Sallie Bozeman of Port Orange, Florida; niece, Erin Bozeman of Port Orange, Florida; nephew, Alex Bozeman of Port Orange, Florida; uncle, John Allen of Wilmington, North Carolina; and cousin, Heather Allen of Wilmington, North Carolina. A multitude of cousins and friends also survive.

He was preceded in death by his father, T.J. Bozeman.

A Celebration of Life was held Monday, June 3, 2024 at Marble Hill Baptist Church Fellowship Hall from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Arrangements are entrusted to Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.

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